Why working with a financial planner in divorce makes a big difference

My purpose, each time I sit down with an individual facing divorce, is to make the financial planning process more accessible. This is an emotionally difficult and yet financially critical time in your life. My role is to provide clarity during the process, and put you in control of your future. The divorce process presents an ideal time to organize your financial life. There are two reasons. First, you’ll need to disclose all assets, incomes and expenses to your spouse, and compare what they have disclosed as well. Second, your post-divorce lifestyle will be different and you need to be prepared for any challenges that arise. Doing this planning now puts you in control of a situation where

Checklist- Living Separately Under the Same Roof

In many states, your date of separation has legal implications. If you and your spouse are still living in the same house for economic or family reasons, proving that you are really separated can be tricky. Here is a checklist of what you should do if you and he are still living together but separate. Establish and maintain intent to separate permanently or indefinitely. Use separate bedrooms. Do not engage in romantic or sexual intimacy. Stop wearing wedding rings. Don’t shop for your spouse’s food, prepare his meals, or shop for his clothing and other necessities. Don’t let your spouse shop for you, and don’t use his food or other purchases. Do not eat meals together, except for special oc

How to choose a divorce attorney

A divorce is one of the most traumatic events in a person’s life, ranking right up there with the death of a loved one. A divorce is also one of the few times – and maybe the only time – a person has to deal with the court system. Ending a disintegrating marriage is made more difficult by the complexity of the divorce process and the emotional stress of dealing with the issues of child custody and support and division of assets. Understanding the legal process is as baffling as trying to understand complex medical procedures, and just as you need to trust your physician, you need to feel confident with your attorney during a divorce. Your divorce attorney must be a combination of therapist,

How Much Money Will You Need for Your Post-Divorce Life?

Divorce can be emotionally freeing for women, but it can also be financially devastating. Women, far more than men, face a stark plummet in their standard of living after divorce. That is why, if you are considering divorce, you must start planning right now for your post-divorce life. One of the most important questions you’ll need to answer is how much money will you need to survive and thrive. Get Ready for the Transition Not all women face a lower of standard of living as a result of divorce. However, in her book, The Divorce Revolution, author Lenore Weitzman found that an average woman faces a 73% loss in her standard of living after divorce, while the average ex-husband is likely to e


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